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Argonne National Laboratory Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology in Lemont, Illinois

Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology

Requisition Number: 407383 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Executive Leadership Division: OPS-Office of the Chief Operations Officer

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): L7 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne National Laboratory is currently inviting applications for the position of Deputy Laboratory Director (DLD) for Science and Technology.

The Deputy Laboratory Director (DLD) for Science and Technology will serve as an integral member of the senior executive team at Argonne National Laboratory, reporting to, and assisting, the Laboratory Director, in partnership with the Associate Laboratory Directors, in establishing emerging science directions and implementing a collective, laboratory-wide science strategy. She/he will advise on scientific and technical quality across the organization and ensure alignment and integration with strategic priorities. The DLD is Argonne’s Chief Research Officer and is a member of the National Laboratory Directors Chief Research Officers Council. She/he will oversee the development of the Annual Laboratory Plan, advise on the management of the lab-directed research and development (LDRD) programs, and ensure the LDRD programs align with overall laboratory strategy.

She/he will support the development of new science and technology talent and laboratory leadership through an execution plan for strategic hires, transitioning Argonne fellows to staff positions, and contributing to the hiring and mentoring of scientific leaders. Critically, the DLD will serve as a strong advocate for the advancement of laboratory diversity and inclusion objectives as the Chair of the Women in Science and Technology steering committee. She/he will develop, lead, sustain and cultivate relationships with the Department of Energy and external institutions such as universities, industry and other laboratories to build partnerships that enable new ground-breaking research, and represent the Laboratory Director on research program matters, both internally and externally.

Key Relationships

  • Associate Laboratory Directors (Photon Sciences; Computational, Environmental and Life Sciences; Physical Sciences and Engineering; Energy and Global Security; and Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach)
  • Laboratory-Wide Projects, Strategic Centers and Institutes (e.g., Advance Photon Source Upgrade Project, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Aurora project, Center for Molecular Engineering, and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research)
  • The Department of Energy
  • The University of Chicago
  • Argonne Board of Governors
  • National Laboratory Chief Research Officers
  • Fermilab
  • Northwestern University and the University of Illinois
  • Chicago-based and US industry
  • City of Chicago
  • Other federal agencies

Ideal Experience

  • Knowledge and demonstrated professional expertise in one or more of the basic or applied sciences with a broad level of knowledge in several others.
  • Experience and successful track record in science strategy development in partnership with science programs.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to analyze and formulate solutions to complex problems in science and technology.
  • Business acumen and the ability to identify research opportunities and build collaborative partnerships.
  • Knowledge of and skills in management practices and principles.
  • Executive level presentation and written communications skills.
  • Skills in establishing effective interpersonal relationships, and in motivating multidisciplinary scientific and technical staff.
  • Knowledge of national scientific and technical priorities, policies and opportunities.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Q-level security clearance.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s core values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q-level clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).

This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved through advanced formal education through the doctorate level, extensive research experience in a specialized field, scientific credibility as evidenced with a reputation of distinction, and extensive experience in the management of scientific programs.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.